Afonso Ferreira

FET-Open, Future & Emerging Technologies, European Commission, DG CONNECT


Afonso Ferreira is currently seconded as expert to the European Commission, DG CONNECT, working at the Future & Emerging Technologies unit.
He is Directeur de Recherche with the French CNRS and has been the Scientific Coordinator for International Affairs of the CNRS Institute for Computer Sciences INS2I, also conducting scientific work with the INRIA. He has over twenty years of experience in the area of Communication Networks, High Performance Computing, and Algorithms, having published more than 100 papers in the forefront of scientific research. He has been member of more than 60 Technical Program Committees for international events and is currently an editorial board member for three international scientific journals. Dr Ferreira has also been member of Technical Committees of international organisations and was at the origin of several European projects since FP3.
From 2007 to 2010 Dr Ferreira acted as the Head of Science Operations, overseeing all aspects related to the more than 200 European-wide projects run by COST, an intergovernmental initiative for European Cooperation in Science and Technology spanning 36 countries. From 2004 to 2007 Dr Ferreira was the Scientific Officer for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at the COST Office, managing some 25 Pan-European projects in the COST-ICT domain, regrouping more than 2000 researchers in such important areas like e-Society, Information Security, Communication Networks, and Nanotechnologies. Lately, he has been specialising in Innovation Policy, Foresight, and Competitive Intelligence.
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